Six Amazing Solo Cruises for Solo Travellers Under £600
Haven’t found your perfect travel buddy? No fear, sail to the Med, USA, Caribbean and South Africa with these affordable solo cruises
The world doesn’t wait for anyone, so why should you wait for your perfect travel companion? Sail the waters of wherever your heart desires with these cruises that are perfect for solo travellers.
Settle into a cosy singles studio on NCL’s three-day Western Mediterranean cruise, taking you from vibrant Barcelona to buzzy Rome. You’ll also experience the timeless appeal of Naples and a relaxing sea day, all at your own pace.
3-day Western Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Epic, from Barcelona to Rome via Naples, departing on 3 May 2020, from £569 cruise only, ncl.com
Spanish Vistas and Scenic Madeira
Join fellow solo travellers on this relaxing autumn-sun sailing, chasing the heat from Dover all the way to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Stops include Madeira – great for wine – and the historic port of La Coruña.
7-night Spanish Vistas & Scenic Madeira on Boudicca, from Dover to Tenerife via Madeira and La Coruña, departing on 3 October 2019, from £599 cruise only, fredolsencruises.com
Experience the luxury of iconic ocean liner Queen Mary 2 on this mini cruise, perfect for getting away from it all. While just wondering her famous decks is a treat, you’ll also stop at Zeebrugge port, where Brussels and Medieval Bruges can easily be reached.
3-night Western Europe from Southampton cruise on Queen Mary 2, round-trip from Southampton via Brussels, departing on 28 November 2020, from £599 cruise only, cunard.com
Enjoy the intoxicating energy of New Orleans on this five-day cruise, where jazz cafes and blues bars line its old-world streets, and you’ll never once feel lonely. Departing from NOLA this cruise then heads to the beachy shores of Mexico, perfect for scuba diving and exploring ancient Mayan ruins.
5-day Western Caribbean from New Orleans cruise on Norwegian Getaway from round-trip from New Orleans via Cozumel and Progreso, departing on 8 December, from £689 cruise only, ncl.com
German Christmas Markets, Amsterdam and Antwerp
Get in the festive spirit by journeying to the twinkling Christmas markets of Hamburg, where gorging on Glühwein and bratwurst is just a given. On this solo-friendly CMV cruise you’ll also stop by Amsterdam and Antwerp, making for the perfect festive European mini-cruise.
5-night German Xmas Markets, Amsterdam & Antwerp cruise on Columbus, round-trip from London Tilbury via Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp, departing on 11 December 2019, from £560 cruise only, iglucruise.com
South Africa and Mozambique
Escape dreary British February by sailing around the gorgeous sun-soaked South African coastline, starting at the beach city of Durban and sailing up to Mozambique’s vibrant Portuguese Island and crystalline water-lined Pomene.
4-night South Africa cruise on MSC Orchestra, round-trip from Durban via Mozambique, departing on 10 February 2020, from £628 cruise only, msccruises.co.uk
Interested in more solo cruises? Check out of World of Cruising guide to enjoying solo travel.
Journeys - Hawaii from San Francisco, Ca
- 15 nights, departs on the 15 Sept 2022
- Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Miracle
- San Francisco, California, Nawiliwili, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, + 4 more
France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Portugal
- 10 nights, departs on the 27 Oct 2021
- MSC Cruises, MSC Virtuosa
- Marseille, Genoa, Alicante, + 5 more
Italy, Spain, France
- 4 nights, departs on the 01 Nov 2021
- MSC Cruises, MSC Seaview
- Genoa, Barcelona, Marseille, + 1 more
Germany, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Spain
- 12 nights, departs on the 09 Oct 2021
- MSC Cruises, MSC Seaview
- Kiel, Southampton, Cherbourg, + 5 more
British Isles Explorer
- 14 nights, departs on the 29 Jul 2022
- Viking Ocean Cruises, Viking Venus
- Bergen, Bergen, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, + 12 more